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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Remarkable!

We love to borrow Weston Woods videos from the library. Do you? Many of our favorite picture books are made into short films by Weston Woods. We especially like the author collections that include a five minute visit with the author. From this the Edwards kids have seen Robert McCloskey's Maine home, Maurice Sendak talk about Where the Wild Things Are, and some others.

We've also discovered some fun picture books through these collections that I might not have noticed otherwise. In this category I would include, Officer Buckle and Gloria, Trashy Town, and Dot the Fire Dog. Another great one that I didn't know about (where have I been all these years?) is The Remarkable, Riderless, Runaway Tricycle. While our kids laughed over the hilarity of a riderless trike, Howard and I chuckled over the blast-from-the-past eighties production of the film.

The live-action video (from 1982) of this children's book is included in a video collection (Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and 3 more stories about trucks). The Edwards kids love the short film. Our library doesn't have the book, unfortunately, but we'll see if we can find it.


The Remarkable, Riderless Runaway Tricycle (9 minutes)

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